On May 4th, 2022 together with partners, we convened a high-level dialogue on the elimination of Malaria in Uganda and to commemorate the malaria month.
The dialogue brought together various stakeholders (both state and non-state actors) involved in the fight against Malaria, including the Members of Parliament, the Ministry of Health, the Civil Society, the Private Sector, and the Media among others.
The event brought together a total of 136 participants key among them 44 Members of Parliament (24 Males and 20 Females), two officials from the Ministry of Health, representatives from Target Malaria, a representative from the United Nations Children’s Fund-UNICEF, representatives from Malaria Partners International, the Uganda Parliamentary Forum on Malaria, the Private sector the media among other partners.
The Deputy Speaker was selected to be the patron of the Parliamentary Forum on Malaria (UPFM), a role which he accepted and committed to seeing to it that Malaria is eradicated in Uganda by 2030. This is key because it gives CEPA and other partners access to the top decision-making body and easy to have matters related to Budgeting, legislation, oversight, and representation of matters related to Malaria easily influenced.
CEPA was able to secure follow-up engagements with the office of the Deputy Speaker, Ministry of Health and Malaria Partners Uganda among other partners on engagement regarding upcoming technologies key among them the Gene Drive Technology.
Additionally, as part of World Malaria Month 2022 which is marked under the theme “Harness innovation to reduce the malaria disease burden and save lives,” the dialogue was important to further highlight malaria, the disease burden, and other effects affiliated with Malaria.